Art Gallery 2023-24
The Lycoming College Art Gallery and the student-run Lycoming College Downtown Project Space are both located at 25 West Fourth Street in downtown Williamsport. Some exhibitions are housed in both spaces.
- Summer Gallery Hours during exhibitions: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 5-9 p.m.
- Fall and Spring Semester Gallery Hours during exhibitions: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4-8 p.m.
- The Gallery is closed during academic breaks.
Check out our recent Artists-In-Residence: Pedro Lasch, Nicole Dextras and Aaron Hughes.
Life Stories: Works of Nancy Powhida
September 22-October 20
Gallery Talk: Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m.
Nancy Powhida is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker, who has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the region. Her works are displayed in public, corporate, and private collections, and she has received several awards recognizing her work.
She was born in 1942 in Glens Falls, N.Y., and grew up in the nearby village of Hudson Falls. She worked for thirty-one years as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. Upon “discovering” that she was an artist at forty years of age she went on to study art at Skidmore College, Vermont College of Norwich University, and the University at Albany where she earned degrees in painting and sculpture. Over the past forty years she has created significant bodies of work in drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. More information can be found at www.nancypowhida.com.
Dominican Republic: 1975/2023
August 18-September 16
Reception: Sept. 15, 4-9 p.m.
Gallery Talk & Coffee Tasting: Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.
In 1975, Bob Zimmerman traveled to the Dominican Republic to participate in a medical mission. Forty-eight years later, his daughter, Lynn Estomin, professor emerita of art at Lycoming College, traveled to the Dominican Republic with Lycoming faculty Caroline Payne, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, and Rachel Hickoff-Cresko, Ed.D., associate professor of education, to document the work Lycoming College students and faculty are doing in the Dominican Republic. The Lycoming College Art Gallery will feature photographs and video by Estomin and her father Aug. 18-Sept. 16.
Payne founded the Warrior Coffee project with the coffee farming community of El Naranjito in the Dominican Republic in 2013, helping the people in the El Naranjito region improve their farming practices by working together to combat the effects of the Roya fungus that devastates coffee trees, to diversify the shade canopy over the trees, and to employ other growing, harvesting, and processing methods needed to produce specialty grade coffee. The beans are imported and roasted locally at Alabaster Coffee Roaster and Tea company. The program has evolved to integrate other Lycoming College departments: Chemistry students travel to El Naranjito with chemistry professor Jeremy Ramsey, Ph.D., to help improve the communities’ access to clean water and to analyze the chemical composition of green coffee. Education students pursuing teacher certification visit schools in the Dominican Republic to collaborate on teaching methods. Political Science students work on expanding access to global coffee markets and with a Lycoming-supported local entrepreneur to provide access to affordable solar technology, which brings power to the remote coffee growers' homes.
The trip this year was a faculty trip, working with the coffee growers to apply for major grant to upgrade their production equipment, meeting with principals and teachers to discuss a project to provide schools with mini libraries, and an exciting new project to provide micro-grants to a newly formed group of women entrepreneurs in the mountain coffee growing region.
About the Lycoming College Art Gallery:
The Lycoming College Art Gallery is located in downtown Williamsport at 25 W. Fourth St. The gallery contributes to the city’s arts culture and provides a way for the College to become more involved with the community surrounding it. Lycoming art students have the opportunity to interact with visiting artists and their work, as well as learn first-hand the inner workings of a gallery.
This fall, the gallery is open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 4-8 p.m. For more information, please visit the gallery online at www.lycoming.edu/art/gallery/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit work for consideration for a Gallery Exhibition:
Contact Rose DiRocco-Hodges, Gallery Director, email@example.com, 570-321-4002
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